Introduction This might be the inner/outer nerd in me talking, but we’re getting really close to that time in Star Trek when people stopped being that way that we are now, and started trying to better themselves. Re: Captain Pickard Star Trek Insurrection. Getting close but not there yet, however, the Internet is that sliver
Author Archives: Ja Shia
Introduction It is probably the first thought on everyone’s mind’s these days; clients are always asking us, how do you make this video go really viral? To me, it’s kind of one of those over-used and over-saturated buzz words, and what people really mean by viral is how does this give us a quick return
Introduction When visitors come to your website, what do they see? This can be a hot topic, especially if you’re not happy with the current look and feel of your website. Generally, when you get traffic, the homepage is the first page they see. This is your first impression, and you want that impression
Introduction If a video is not a part of your strategic marketing initiative, and it really should be, then you are potentially missing out on an opportunity to reach an audience 24/7. I would argue that it is a necessary objective, although, I run a video production company, and might be somewhat biased. If you’re
Introduction Let’s say that you have decided to make a video to support your marketing plan and strategy, but you haven’t got the foggiest idea of how to approach this. Well, there are a few dos and don’ts, well, more than a few, for you to watch out for, and today we’re going to talk
Produced in Spanish Harlem, New York, Sh’Blap is the docu-comedy that follows dancers Dewitt Fleming and Jared Grimes in their endless search for the beat. The film became a pilot for consideration on public television, and featured the stars traveling throughout the east cost exploring dance as a performance art. The pilot was shot on
Here is a short film I produced about a man and the woman who loves him, in spite of questionable fashion choices. Written for the stage by acclaimed playwright, Michael Lew, and brought from theater to screen by Shia Productions.
A film short directed by Scott Kirschenbaum, and produced by Shia Productions. This film is an example of how we can take a monologue originally performed in a theater, and translate it to a real world film production. All shot on location at Ocean Beach, Northern California.
Here are two samples of how video can be used to promote a restaurant or lounge. Thank you to the good people at Era Bar and Lounge in Oakland, CA for inviting us over to shoot and sample their tasty beverages! Era – Jaliscan Monk Era – Fleur de Pepin
What is guerilla marketing The term guerilla marketing has taken on so many faces and meanings, that it has become somewhat clichéd. However, it is still a viable method, generally employed by small businesses and individuals to get the word out on their products and services. My favorite definition for guerilla marketing is the act
This is probably one of the best videos I’ve produced. It’s also the most recent example, where we really wanted to raise the bar. Production was a ballet of DSLR cameras, Zoom recorders and Steadicams during the Tomorrow Labs event in May 2012. The resulting video was edited using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and color
This was the Adobe Youth Voices project at Cinequest 2012 video produced by Shia Productions.
Day three of the Cinequest project saw all parts of the video process coming together, and mainly involved the postproduction elements. I was so pleased that we had 100% completion from all participants that started at the beginning of the camp. Check out the video here and let us know your thoughts!
Day two of the camp was dedicated primarily to production, where all the preplanning done on day one really started to take shape. Check it out and let us know your feedback!
Ja has over 10 years experience in media production and guerrilla marketing. He has served as a project manager, post-production supervisor, producer, editor, and director of countless digital media projects in print, web, and broadcast formats, and has successfully brought several titles to market. Ja was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at a young age,